Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Any time someone says anything to the effect of "__________ is the new __________," it makes me want to vomit blood.

For example, "Pink is the new black." I've hated that expression since the first time I heard it, and I hate it even more now because I hear it all the time.

Another new expression that drives me wild is "That's hot!" Paris Hilton uses it all the time**. Every unfortunate time I happen to see her on TV, I hear her saying it. Saying something was "cool" was just fine for the last 15 years or so, why do we need to say the exact opposite to mean the same thing all of a sudden? What bugs me the most about this one is the fact that no matter who is saying it, the expression sounds forced. It's as if saying "cool" has just gotten old for some people and they want something, anything to say instead. It doesn't sound natural at all.

I guess it all boils down to the fact that I am getting older, and as that happens I am becoming less and less hip with every passing day. Not that I was ever very hip to begin with, but I usually always knew what was cool and what wasn't, even if I thought it sucked. Now I just think most things suck.

Although, maybe it isn't my getting older at all. Maybe everything just sucks.

**A Clip From An MSNBC Article to Prove My Point

That’s a wrap
If we’ve learned anything from the 2004 Year in Entertainment, it’s that being a hotel heiress famous for nothing should never hold you back. Just kick-start your career with the release of an “early years” porn tape. Within 12 months, you should have a pop album, a best-selling memoir, your own fragrance, clothing and jewelry lines, and a budding movie career. As Paris Hilton would say, “that’s hot.”